Holiday Freebies PLUS a Book to WIN!

Is it really better to give than to receive? It sure is! So this week’s blog post is all about giving you fun freebies, giving your students exciting projects, and giving everyone a chance to win a beautiful new holiday book!

Submit a comment to our blog by midnight ET on Monday, December 12, 2011, and let us know which of these freebies are your favorites. You’ll be entered into a drawing to win my copy of Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree, new from Candlewick Press. This charming book tells the story of a bunny that sometimes is too big and sometimes is too small—but is just the right size for a Christmas Eve adventure! Submit your comment now! (Update: hooray for Rhonda, she won our book!)

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This holiday season, show students how much they can help our planet—simply by collecting pennies! The Pennies for the Planet program from Audubon includes free activities, such as writing prompts, vocabulary practice pages, science activities, and more. Download the materials or request a free printed kit. Click here now!

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Here’s another way to do some good this holiday season: share words of encouragement to keep students in school by submitting a video to Boost Nation. Plus you’ll be entered in a drawing to win $1,000 for your school. Get the details; click here now!

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What would you do with a whole new library of science materials? Fifteen lucky teachers will find out! Workman Publishing is giving away prize packs that include Potato Chip Science, Pop Bottle Science, Potentially Catastrophic Science, and much more! Click here now to enter. Hurry, this drawing ends December 18, 2011!

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For 25 years, The Polar Express has been a treasured holiday classic. Visit for free activities, games, teacher guides, and the “25 Days of The Polar Express” Christmas Countdown Calendar, which includes a new activity, recipe, or game for each day until December 25. Click here now!

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Celebrate throughout December with free holiday activities at Jan Brett’s website,! You’ll find plenty of activities that are just right for the season, including a Gingerbread Baby board game; postcards based on The Three Snow Bears; printable animals students can place in a mitten cutout; coloring pages; and much, much more. Plus watch for an exciting new contest to launch in January. Click here now!

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And finally, here’s a little treat you can give yourself: a free curriculum from Special Olympics! Designed for general education classrooms, the curriculum includes age-appropriate activities that promote respect and acceptance of all people. Download yours right now; click here!

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We’d love to send you that holiday book to put in your stocking. Submit a comment to our blog today!


19 thoughts on “Holiday Freebies PLUS a Book to WIN!

  1. Merry Christmas from frozen,flooded Lincoln School!We are in temporary housing because we lost our school to this spring’s huge flood. We lost alot of materials,including books,so we would dearly love any
    of the selections listed. Thanks for all your wonderful offers/ideas!

  2. I provide technical assistance to teachers in the state-funded pre-k program. I am excited about sharing these websites with them. I know they will use them in their classrooms.

  3. I always love all of your products, but this time in particular, the science books caught my eye. I’m a new librarian at our Middle/High School and recently ran a collection analysis. I was shocked by the results – our collection is very outdated. Especially our social studies/science area. We’d love some new books to add to our collection. Merry Christmas!!!!

  4. I have always personally loved the Polar Express and I love the magic and joy that it brings some children. I was worried when they made it into a movie since that often ruins books but I think that the movie continues the story and feeling of the book. Great to know there are so many awesome free resources out there. Can’t wait to check them out!

  5. I enjoy all the suggestions and books mentioned. I really like seeing the light bulbs going on when the children see the books ‘in action’ through all the resources available to us 🙂

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